Slide Narrative: Can your Old IP handle a new IP world? The Old IP has served enterprises well for almost 20 years, but the rate of change in technology over that same time period has been staggering: smartphones, cloud computing, the internet-of-things, social media, and the explosion in the amount of data that needs to be managed, analyzed, and stored have fundamentally changed the way that we leverage the network, but the underlying technologies that support these new ways of doing business haven’t evolved at the same pace The infrastructure we deploy today is fundamentally the same as it was 10 years ago. It may be faster, yes, but not more agile, adaptable, or scalable. The sooner and more effectively Enterprises are able to embrace and leverage these forces, the more agile and efficient they become… and the faster they’ll be able to respond to accelerate the business toward new and dynamic business opportunities
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Slide Narrative: The New IP is transforming IT and enabling a new way of doing business Let’s look at the four essential elements of the New IP that will help you begin your transformation Element One The New IP is more than just open-- it’s open with a purpose Open accelerates the rate of innovation, reduces vendor lock-in, and reduces cost and complexity Because no one can predict where this innovation cycle will go, New IP allows components and services to be assembled from a broad community of innovators in order to solve challenges in new ways but with the confidence and support only a trusted vendor can provide The New IP is truly open and interoperable with multiple vendors and solutions that in no way seek to create a market advantage at the cost of limiting your choices. The New IP lets you adjust your strategy at the rate of innovation giving you the freedom to choose and the flexibility to change Element Two The New IP is innovation-centric and software-enabled to improve time-to-value and customer experience For the past 20 years, networking innovation has been extremely limited and at the discretion of the dominant vendors. But today’s industries demand innovation to power their growth. The New IP provides a platform for innovations currently being developed and yet to be conceived To unlock the potential and allow your business to pivot quickly, the New IP is software-enabled. Software allows programmatic control over complex tasks freeing IT to focus on strategic challenges to enable business growth Element Three The New IP is ecosystem-driven, enabling a pool of resources that accelerate innovation The New IP goes beyond single-vendor limitations to allow businesses to keep pace with innovation by tapping into and building upon a vast pool of resources With the New IP, innovations and solutions can come from anywhere. For example, best-of-breed security from your preferred security vendor can be built-in to the network instead of “bolted on” –requiring network traffic be routed TO the security appliance for inspection. Or perhaps you’re ready to deploy the latest innovation from an up-and-coming start-up that’s found a revolutionary approach to meeting operational challenges. This is all possible with an ecosystem of the New IP Element Four The New IP enables you to transform on your terms. Because the New IP is evolutionary, you’re not forced into disruptive rip-n-replace or green field build out scenarios. With the New IP you evolve at a pace and approach that matches your timeline, your budget, and your business demands Taking evolutionary steps with the New IP, you can start transforming your infrastructure, your IT organization, and your business to achieve revolutionary results For example, with the New IP enterprise organizations can start deploying applications as much as 90% faster and cut operational expenses as much as 50% by evolving your data center network to an Ethernet Fabric. And cut your infrastructure CapEx and further increase IT agility by replacing hardware-based appliances with virtualized network functions Regardless of your organization type, the New IP allows you to evolve on your terms SUMMARY An ecosystem is empowered when open, self-driven evolution, and agility builds on innovation and software-driven flexibility These are the elements of the New IP It’s easy to see why, when you combine these very powerful elements, amazing transformations start to happen
Evolutionary Steps to Revolutionary Results We understand that change can be difficult. We de-risk transformation by encouraging an evolutionary approach to revolutionary results We’d like to share with you some examples of how other Enterprises are starting this transformation journey and realizing business benefits immediately, while minimizing risk
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We Enable Customers to Unlock a World of Opportunities – Our solutions support our customers through their transformational journey Partnerships and ecosystems are a part of our DNA. We are committed to, and focused on openness. Through our solutions, and our partners, we are willing and able to fully support you on this journey: Education/ Training Business Case, Financing, and Implementation Services Brocade Products/ Solutions/ Applications Co-Development Active Community …Without a legacy IP hardware business to protect we focus on which solutions best meet your needs, rather than solutions that protect our market share.
Brocade’s ecosystem: A community of vendors committed to the vision of the new IP Customers have a breadth of knowledge and expertise at their fingertips
Through Continued Pervasive Co-Innovation – Our New IP roadmap is aligned with the needs of our partners and customers every step of the way Brocade is aligned with customer and partner needs (Present + Future) – we have a strong history of connecting heterogeneous technology environments, automating them, and ensuring high speed and scale without compromising performance or reliability… We are innovating alongside you, providing: Software-centric networking Open underlay And our product roadmaps support your next-gen activities, such as: Internet of Things Machine Intelligence
The Data Center of the Future: The New IP - Phil O'Reilly